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DISSA AND DATTA: GARBAGE … VRABEL KILLS D.A. DEAL … ‘NO REPLY’ … ‘INCLUSIVE’ … ‘VIBRANT & DYNAMIC’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JULY 19, 2021) — THE PLANET‘s clock says it’s time to clean out the tickle file, which happens when the funny bone fronts the eye tooth.

Fictive — A good friend reminded us recently to be a “keeper of the flame,” a reference to Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road. We shall endeavor.

Garbage In, Garbage In — Why can’t Pittsfield deal in a responsible, trustworthy manner regarding parking and trash, two eternal problems for Shire City? Recall 2017 when mayor Linda gave Covanta $562,000 of Kapanski Kash so the money-losing company could get “profitable.” Right. A PLANET commentator put it best: “Another Tyer Mo’ money give away gone south. $562,000 given to a company that immediately sold the property, took the profits, and left the new owners with a laundry list of needed upgrades that were supposed to be done with the $562k. How much you want to bet that they’ll ask for a handout or just sell off assets and close? They leave Pittsfield with the cleanup bill.” Community Eco Power has filed for Chap. 11 bankruptcy. Hmmmm. Where did the money go? Or is it now against the law to ask such questions in the totalitarian municipality?

Judge Vrabel Rules! — Kudos to Norther Berkshire District Court Judge Paul Vrabal booting the plea deal D.A. Andrea Harrington fixed with lawyers for Colleen Janz, who’s accused of embezzling $31,000 from Adams’ Susan B. Anthony museum. Janz served as executive director. Harrington, who threw the book at a white, middle-aged man who burned fa few hay bales in Dalton, recommended that Vrabel OK a deal that would have kissed Janz with a $50 fine and a promise to stay out of trouble for a month. Seriously. That’s what’s going on in the county’s highest “law enforcement” office. Vrabel booked a jury trial for Feb. 22 next year. THE PLANET wants the judge’s autograph!

“No Reply” — That’s the favorite Beatles’ song for Community Development head/aka non-elected Mayor, aka Boss Deanna Ruffer; her lackey “Green Light” Jim McGrath of the same office; and school committee member Alison “Biker Chick” McGee. The trio still have not responded to seven requests for comment on their suspicious actions to fast-track a $400,000 destruction bike-track builder Power Horn wants to inflict at Springside Park. The project is a “tip-o’-the-iceberg” deal, more likely to end up nearing $3 million. Does it not seem extraordinarily odd that these three fine “public servants” should be pushing like Sisyphus a for-profit, outside company that’s skirting state bidding law. Public officials have sold for far less. Meanwhile, where is the Parks Commission as well as Tyer, who’s been as visible coal pile at midnight during a blackout. Follow the money.

What ‘Inclusive’ Really Means“In order to have parks for everyone, we need to get rid of bicycles and other machines that don’t belong on unpaved trails! Bikes drive hikers and equestrians off the trails and out of the parks. All mountain bikers can walk.” These are the words of Mike Vandeman of the Machine-Free Trails Association and nationally recognized expert on mountain biking. He tells THE PLANET: “I am working on creating wildlife habitat that is off-limits to humans (“pure habitat”). Wildlife must be given top priority, because they can’t protect themselves from us.” Parks for everyone. That’s what inclusion means.

“Vibrant and Dynamic” — No-See-Um mayor Tyer must be awfully proud of the overgrown traffic islands at East and North streets  and where South Street turns into East at Bank Row. Jungle expeditions have entered the islands and never returned. We’re not saying they’ve been ignored, but they may oust Hess Forest as the city’s #1 wildlife preserve. A new Tarzan film is slated to begin filming there next week. The wildlife in the film will be the human kind, who are using streets as urinals, crappers, and garbage dumps. These islands occupy Pittsfield’s two busiest traffic points. Great message it send to visitors and tourists. Don’t believe us, then check it out for yourself in the photos below:

 

The traffic island at North and East streets, overgrown as an insult to all decent citizens. A Tyer disgrace.

Even worse is the island on Bank Row after cars heading into the city from south county turn right.  Another Tyer disgrace.

More of the Bank Row Jungle, a sign of the a city whose officials have stopped caring. Gated communities and six-figure salaries are good enough for them.

 

 

 

 

These and many other stories are brewing. Throw a dart off the top of the Hilton downtown and guaranteed it will land on some type of official corruption.

Sad part is, it never had to be this way.

Acceptance is the hardest part of preventable injustice.

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Anyone who touts anything in Pittsfield as “vibrant and dynamic” must be witch-dunked in Silver Lake then pilloried in Park Square” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Johnny Cirrhosis
Johnny Cirrhosis
10 days ago

Contrast the overgrown traffic islands with all the potted planters and new tree plantings along other city roadways. Some botanical vendor is getting filthy rich.
A drunk at a bar I frequent says that as far as he knows there are no kickbacks from weed wacking grass on a traffic island. I have no idea what he meant by that.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Cirrhosis
9 days ago

The bums begging on those islands, need some cover, when they need to take a pee.

Giuseppe Vote
Giuseppe Vote
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

Now that is funny!

Giuseppe Vote
Giuseppe Vote
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

Have you seen the naked byclist or the wheely popping Tyler st. Moto cross expert?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Giuseppe Vote
8 days ago

No.

But I used do a lot of trail running. One time I saw this big fat guy on a mountain bike that looked like Drew Cary, all he had on besides the thick glasses, were socks and sneakers!!! Buck naked Mt biking.

Giuseppe Vote
Giuseppe Vote
Reply to  Johnny Cirrhosis
8 days ago

Wasn’t this supposed to be the anti blight Mayor. Five years ago? What a phony.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Giuseppe Vote
8 days ago

She is anti blight as she moved to the far outskirts to a gated community so she doesn’t have to see it.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
10 days ago

Just read the hatefilled all the news you don’t need because it’s mostly fictitious beagle. Not a peep was written about any of this. They have found a nice sand pile to stuff their eyes and ears! Has anyone seen the mayor since January 2020….I mean in person? How come people aren’t up in arms with our high taxes/no service city government?

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
10 days ago

I hope everyone is responding to the survey of what should be done with the COVID Cash or Wuhan Winfall! It may be me but the obvious answer would be to pay off the water treatment improvements. That cuts across all racial and economic lines and is the all inclusive way to spend it on all citizens equally….and equitably!

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
9 days ago

Yah, cuz this mayor gives a shit what the people who elected her think and will spend all of two seconds weighing their thoughts. I say put it in a lock box until we can find a responsible city leader and yes I have zero ideas on who that person might be.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
10 days ago

Sounds like there is a higher than normal rash of break ins in Pittsfield. Smashing out car windows, breaking into sheds and garages. Lock everything up all the time in Pittsfield, Ma. Nothing is safe from the petty thieves who fear no penalty.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

Have the mayor, PD or any other city official warned people to be extra vigilant or would that be like admitting their city is less than the grand oasis they would like the tourist to believe it is.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

DA squeaky don’t think those actions are crimes, and Tyer thinks it’s “vibrant and dynamic”; an economic engine that results in carpenters, auto body shops, and insurance adjusters getting a constant boom in business.

Pat
Pat
10 days ago

Good for the judge for booting the plea deal because it was a woman Democrat accused of a crime and Harrington is on a crusade to protect all women accused of crimes, but a white Republican has the book thrown at him for burning some bales of hay in protest. Using the law to further a political agenda is a big part of what is destroying this country. A “do what I say, not what I do” philosophy that applies to everything and is typical of Marxist/Communist countries where the elites live in luxury while the peasants live cheaply to save the climate.

Info
Info
Reply to  Pat
9 days ago

“Red Herring.”

Pat
Pat
10 days ago

The fugitive Democrat lawmakers from Texas are now up to 5 people testing positive for COVID, but they are not all quarantining. In fact many are meeting with lots of people today. Why? Not everybody tests positive at once. This is a classic example of “Do as I say, not as I do” as they justify their reckless behavior because they fanatically believe they are on a mission to save the country from voter ID and they want to spread mail-in ballots and voting that goes on for months across the country so they can easily change the election results in their favor.

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Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Pat
9 days ago

If there was a Delta variation outbreak in Pittsfield would we find out before it got way out of hand? Or would the city keep things quiet to give business s a few more days (while things got exponentially worse)
We have seen over and over that we cannot trust those higher level mega business friendly officials in charge. Perhaps BHS, who does a much better job at keeping their COVID site up to date) can be our go to source for real time information on this deadly disease.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

Wasn’t BHS and the nursing homes they run, the source of the worst outbreaks and deaths last spring? I do not trust the BHS administraitors at all

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

Your point is well taken. But BHS cares about their reputation. The corner office does not.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

BHS covers up to protect their reputation, the corner office just finds place to hide from the public.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
9 days ago

Pat,is that what you call it.Voter ID is really no issue.Voter surpression is the issue.I go vote and I am only allowed 1 vote and then my name is crossed off the list.Nobody can vote twice.Explain to me how you would vote two times in your ward and did you?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
9 days ago

Have a look at Arizona election audit findings TSC.

—74,243 mail-in ballots that were counted, but showed no clear record of being requested by voters, or even mailed out 
—11,326 who voted, yet did not show up on the voter rolls until more than a month after the election
—3,981 who voted on Election Day, but were registered after 10/15 which would be a violation of state law

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
9 days ago

There is no voter suppression by limiting the time of the voting to under a few days or even less after an election and limiting the use of mail-in ballots to the way it has always been done before the pandemic. Voting is easy and as long as everybody’s name is on a list that is then crossed off we have no problem, but that’s not the way the Democrats want it to happen. They want mail-in ballots to become the normal way of voting and that is wrong and dangerous.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
9 days ago

Pat,
Pretty soon some will claim voter suppression for making it hard for some to vote from the grave.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
9 days ago

Pretty soon it will “racist” to suppress the ghoul vote.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
9 days ago

Yes Pat, this mail in voting perpetrated under the ruse of a “pandemic” has resulted in the worse voting fraud in our nations history, and a fraudulent election.

In Georgia, there is a citizen lawsuit being filed today, contesting the certifications of D-Jon Ossoff and D-Raphael Warnock as the winners of the election for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Pat
9 days ago

In Harris County Texas they will now only have one drop box for voters. There are 4.7 million voters spread over a very wide area and some will have to drive an hour to get to it. This just happens to be an area where white folk are not the majority. I guess two or three drop box would have been too much trouble for Texas.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

Simple solution, vote in person. I’m sure there are MANY places to do that within the county.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

So you don’t like drop boxes. And you don’t like voting by mail. Can you imagine the lines in a county of 4.7 million voters?
In Georgia they did everything they could to slow the lines down. Pretended to have computer problems etc. Did you see the lines going a half mile down the street?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

American voting was much better for the 230 years prior when paper ballots were used, absentee only with a reason.

GA was a den of D-Rat fraud. Caught on video!!! MSM said it was all fine, go on your way, Xiden and the Ho won.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

The long lines were in precincts and cities mismanaged by democrats. Dems screw up but it’s the GPOs fault.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

All part of the the plan for Biden Pointy.

I’m really surprised, given the video evidence of voter fraud in GA that there is not a “real” audit….yet.

Corrupt GA officials just submitted a post de facto document of their Nov “audit”, that was done recently.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
8 days ago

It was the democrat election workers plying their skill at voter fraud that help things up.

They even claimed to have a “water break” after polls closed so they could get rid of poll monitors.

pointstoponder
pointstoponder
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

hee hee, Is that what Tucker told ya? Cuz i am guessing you weren’t actually there and saw it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  pointstoponder
8 days ago

It was on videotape and posted far and wide right after the selection. D-rats scanning the same pile of ballots multiple times, after they ditched all the poll watchers/observers.

If you don’t believe me, do you believe your own eyes? Here you go Pointy, have a watch.

https://libertyonenews.com/georgia-is-cooked-new-evidence-confirms-cheating-in-fulton-county/

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

Democrats know what Republicans are doing.Republicans are in lying mode now for 5 straight years…..When lying is how your party is described

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
9 days ago

TSC, You are on 5 years of TDS, thinking your lies are facts.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

Cannabis destroyed his mind.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

You do know the Trumps voted by mail, right?? That is when they bothered at all. Fox news does not tell you this stuff but you CAN look it up.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Pat
8 days ago

Trump voted by mail.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
9 days ago

Those lawmakers met with Kommieala Harris in DC and Harris went to the hospital.

Coincidence? Or is she covid +. I wouldn’t trust Biden’s handlers to let the truth be known.

Note that all 5 Texans who caught the Kung Flu already had got the Jab, as had the rest. Of those ~60 AWOL Texas democrats, ~10% caught the flu after the jab. So the still experimental vaccines must work really well!!!

Since the Texas traitors met with the vice-IMPOTUS, maybe they should get tested for STDs too!!!

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

Your posts are misogynistic, conspiratorial bile.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Bleak House
9 days ago

A yours are verbal diarrhea

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

This from the guy who thinks Trump actually won the election. Who thinks that Covid is plot for permanent mail-in-voting.

That you believe that nonsense is hilarious.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Bleak House
9 days ago

I have not drank the liberal kool-aid

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

Just the Trump Kool-Aid.

Trump lost. He will not be reinstated. There are no microchips in the Covid vaccines.

Accept it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Bleak House
9 days ago

So you’re now a GMO?

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Bleak House
9 days ago

Trump put a micro chip in MTs brain. Can you imagine how low your self esteem must be to turn your brain over to Donald Trump? It is all very sad I know.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

The utter stupidity in MT’s posts is simply galling.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Bleak House
9 days ago

Stupid is STILL believing the 2020 election was not corrupt.

That would be You

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
9 days ago

Thanks Dan, I’m just responding to the children’s rants…..

I post things that are facts, and the libs go off in a hissy fit…..

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  danvalenti
8 days ago

Dan,

Trapper’s obvious lies and misinformation do not warrant “equal time.”

There is no evidence that Biden stole the election. You know as well as I do that these “audits” in AZ and GA are political stunts.

False equivalency is just that. False.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Bleak House
8 days ago

Im pretty sure that Dan knows Biden won but not sure he has stated that Biden is in fact the winner by 8,000,000 votes

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

Sorry the truth hurts so much

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

Trump lives rent free in moonbat dems heads

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Rule 5
9 days ago

thanks TSC

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Bleak House
9 days ago

TSC puts salsa on his microchips

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Bleak House
9 days ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/texas-democrat-lawmaker-posts-photo-bra-panties-dc-trip/

Your heros :

“The state lawmakers actually believe that flying on private jets to DC, dining at posh DC restaurants, and enjoying air-conditioned hotel rooms is comparable to George Washington crossing the Delaware River.
The $1.5 million, taxpayer funded, trip to DC, where the lawmakers receive a daily stipend, is a huge ‘sacrifice’ for these Democrats.

One lawmaker tried to illustrate the personal sacrifice she made by posting a photo of her bra and panties air drying to her social media account.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/texas-democrat-lawmaker-posts-photo-bra-panties-dc-trip/

Now that’s pretty Bleak House

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

Get back to me when the “billionaire” Trump reimburses the taxpayer for his flights on Air Force One to his own golf courses.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Bleak House
8 days ago

Not half the cost of fyling Pelousey cross country almost daily and keeping sauced with free booze.

Why don’t she just use her broom, with an escort of her flying Monkeys?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
9 days ago

Finding it stranger than normal that there has been no input from any of the elected officials pertaining to so many major issues going on in Pittsfield. No comments about Springside Park, unwanted bike lanes on North Street, Covanta issue, Crime and so much more. In checking out the PPD Log for the weekend find it strange that there were only 3 motor vehicle stops for the whole weekend. The City of Pittsfield Website states we have a Traffic Bureau, Car 54 Where Are You? Certainly explains the dangerous free for all driving on PIttsfield streets. Yet they go completely overboard on a supposed home invasion on Broad Street, having to ask for assistance from bordering towns, Maybe they should ask these same towns to perform traffic stops. MIA Wynn needs to explain this. Where are all the elected officials? Why are they not advocating for the taxpayers? Are they being threatened by someone that they will be sorry if they speak up? Or better yet is there a behind the scenes payout if they keep their mouths shut? Or could they basically don’t care? Why does the Mayor hold so much power that grown men and woman are afraid to speak? This current Administration has always been messed up, but it seems to have grown big time in transparency, WHY?

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Merry & Bright
9 days ago

100% agreed Merry. You have business owners on North St publicly creating threads on social media asking questions because they are getting no answers. Many even supported the current administration… The owner of Dotties has put the city on blast a couple of times and heard nothing back despite actively supporting the administration. Steven Valenti basically noted in the same thread their desire to leave the city.

Everyone had to know it was bad when several restaurant owners had to actually knock on the door at city hall during a pandemic to get guidance and answers.

It is clear our mayor has checked out and is completely incompetent. I knew it was going to be bad when she got reelected, but could never have imagined just how bad it would get.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Hendrix
9 days ago

I thought the mayor gave them all chunks of Covid money and then more taxpayer money on top of tax breaks. They seem pretty ungrateful to me man.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
9 days ago

I think something may be happening at the old Hess station. Drove by there the other day. A couple of the barriers had been moved and there were two trucks in there.

M Borelli
M Borelli
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
9 days ago

Yeah,they’re using it as a prop for the Rocks new movie : Jungle Cruise.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  M Borelli
9 days ago

If you ever wondered if there were still racists in the Berkshires, along comes M Borelli to prove you correct.

M Borel
M Borel
Reply to  Bleak House
9 days ago

Your not even close. It’s a movie about a Jungle Adventure, you know!? As in green plant life. O don’t have a racist bone in my body.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
9 days ago

Guerilla marijuana operation?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
9 days ago

I doubt they are going to try to clean up a toxic waste site in the middle of the Tyler street reimaginatioin. But maybe they will put a liner over the whole area.

The school committee
The school committee
9 days ago

Agreed,Pittsfield is a great canvas unable to find 1 leader to consolidate schools,maintain clean street by sweeping them.We know that grass and sticks with broken asphat are blocking storm drains.Grass cutters blow everything to the street and we need to fine all offenders.Every downtown island was mowed and weed wacked befor the weekend by Rueberto.We need to close PHS 5years ago.How about a 5 to 8 year plan to shut this monstrosity down…….FOX NEWS is winning as their viewers just wont vaccinate and their lack of responsibility is bringing on another republican failed message.Democrats have tried to make conservatives promote vaccination but they just wont do it.Business sees Republicans as bad for the economy.Wall street falling on Trump Conservatives Ignorance….Fascism and Fox news leading America to another surge in COVID……COVID is back and FOX NEWS has Tucker and Sean to thank…..Treasonist Television…..Conservatives are all failed economist

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
9 days ago

TSC, the unapproved/tested “vaccines” don’t work very well, and more people have died of the jab the last month than the Kung Flu.

Case in point the cabal of AWOL Texas D-legislators, who all were vaccinated, yet 10% were covid+ after their jaunt to DC, while shirking their elected duties.

In fact growing evidence, the MSM tout’s “delta variant” to further encourage getting jabbed, may be the result of those given the vaccine.

hooboy
hooboy
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

This post is a great example of Mad Trapper’s illiteracy, crudeness, lack of science credentials and ignorance. Ignorance in the form of believing that the vaccine causes more sickness than it cures; illiteracy in the form of not being able to distinguish third-person singular from plural; crudeness in feeling the need to refer to covid as ‘kung flu’; weak science creds by thinking that a sample the size of the Texas delegation predicts what will be found in the general population.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  hooboy
9 days ago

jethro,

It’s a fact, the jab has caused more deaths than the Flu last whole month, I posted links. IT’S FACT . Liberals don’t like FACTS, it gets in the way of their mantra/agendas.

Lack of science credentials? What do you have? I’ve got 3 degrees, 2 post-grad in physical sciences. Did you get by HS Earth Science and remedial math?

I posted news from England, 60% of those newly hospitalized, have had TWO jabs. So only 40% without the jabs are now in the hospital. How can that be!!!!

Now the Texas D-Rats, all fully jabbed. They first flaunted Texas laws, spread disease on a private non-green jet flight to DC not wearing Lord Fauci masks. Either caught the Kung Flu from Kommieala, or gave it to her.

Concerning grammar. Even our dear host Dan makes mistakes/typos.

If you want to police such grammar things, go look at TSC’s incoherent daily rants.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

He watches Bill Nye the fake science guy.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  hooboy
9 days ago

Nobody with a brain thinks the vaccine cures anything.

kltpzyxm
kltpzyxm
Reply to  Rule 5
8 days ago

Apparently Sean Hannity disagrees, Rule 5. He called for his viewers to vaccinate on last night’s show.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  hooboy
9 days ago

D-family values HOOBY

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/texas-democrat-lawmaker-posts-photo-bra-panties-dc-trip/

“Texas Democrat Lawmaker Posts Photo Of Her Bra and Panties During DC Trip”

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

So the vaccine is spreading the virus?Interesting.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
9 days ago

Nope, but it’s not very effective and still experimental.

You one of those “guinea pigs” too?

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

TSC watched Mr. wizard.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

The whole Trump family is vaccinated. Almost all republican lawmakers are vaccinated. They are afraid to admit it publicly but they did go to college and are not as woefully ignorant are many of their disciples..

Consider that 99 percent of the people dying now are UNVACCINATED. Republicans locked into FOX news disinformation represent most of the unvaccinated. This equation suggests that most of the people dying in the next year, (and there will be hundreds of thousands) will be republican voters, Trump supporters.
So, like FOX NEWS MEDIA says, “you decide”.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

The facts refute your liberal drivel pointy.

July 13th 2021

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/shock-report-covid-19-vaccine-deaths-last-week-us-covid-19-deaths/

“Last week they were reporting 6,985 deaths, and this week that number jumped up 2,043 to 9,048.

That number is now at 9,195
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database contains information on unverified reports of adverse events (illnesses, health problems and/or symptoms) following immunization with US-licensed vaccines. Reports are accepted from anyone and can be submitted electronically at http://www.vaers.hhs.gov.”
There have been 411,931 adverse reactions reported to the vaccine.
Also, last week there were 1,505 COVID-19 deaths in the United States.
That means there were more Covid vaccine deaths in the United States last week than Covid deaths in the United States last week.”

https://www.citizensjournal.us/report-more-vaccine-deaths-last-week-than-covid-19-deaths/

https://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/11042/20210304/reports-indicate-vaccines-causing-more-injuries-deaths-than-natural-covid-19-infections.htm

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
8 days ago

Why should I care about Trump or Fox News?

I’ve always been registered as an Independent voter, as well as being an independent thinker.

I care even less care about drivel from lefist moonbats

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

The vaccines were tested and approved for use.177,000,000 million vaccinated includinf Trump,Pence,Fox Media,Tucker,Hannity…..I personally do not know 1 person who did not take it.Every Trumper I know took it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
9 days ago

“60% of People Being Admitted to Hospital with Covid-19 in England Have Been Fully Vaccinated”
“Sir Patrick Vallance says about 60% of COVID cases in hospitals now have had two vaccinations.
But he says this is “not surprising” because a higher proportion of the population have had two jabs, and the jabs are not “100% effective”.

Lenny
Lenny
9 days ago

Judge Vrabel is a fine and decent person, and an outstanding judge.

Why not locate the dirt bike mudpile in Milltown-owned Lakeside Christian Camp off Cloverdale St? Plenty of space there.

My question is, was the redesign of North St months ago by Russo part of the plan to facilitate city bikers into getting to Springside? I had no idea that city officials were planning this bump track until your column, Dan.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Lenny
9 days ago

It seems that they are trying to make a connection to Bosquet. I don’t think any of this outdoor sports/recreation is a bad thing, apart from it should be a private business venture.

The COP keeps getting into quid pro economic situations with favored vendors and it is wrong and the majority of the time (all the time?) ends up with the tax payer footing the bill for a failed venture. And some friends head off to Boca richer with a steaming pile left behind.

The best thing COP could do for the region is provide low cost high speed broad band around the area. People who have jobs, run businesses or who are students appreciate this. Almost no one is COP politics has ever had a real job, so they dont really know what would make economic sense. I think they are too stupid to accomplish even this so I think they should do no more than essential. No new spends. They are guaranteed to throw the money away.

Why does the COP KEEP SPENDING MONEY WHEN THEY KEEP MAKING HORRIBLE INVESTMENTS? How much money could possibly make the schools good if what they have now per pupil is not enough? None, no amount of money will improve it. It is graft, that is why. They have no interest or investment in making it work.

I wouldnt let Ruffler manage my coffee budget.

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J2S
J2S
Reply to  Kermit Frog
8 days ago

The COP throws money into bad investments because it is taxpayers money, so it isn’t an issue for them because they know where and how to get more of taxpayers money.You wouldn’t see these same people make bad investments one after another, if it was from their own personal accounts.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lenny
9 days ago

Hill 78 is the best location. Finally get some use of all the land GE “donated”.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Lenny
9 days ago

Almost nobody bikes in the Streets.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
9 days ago

That’s just cause being fat and lazy fits their lifestyle.

Voltaire
Voltaire
Reply to  Lenny
9 days ago

It doesn’t take a juris doctorate to plainly see that plea deal was out of this world absurd. It must be A JOKE REALLY.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
9 days ago

Dan, The county’s top law enforcement official is much too busy campaigning on social media to bother watching tapes before assailing a judge. In that light, let’s give DA Harrington’s brand more exposure. I’ve started a list of hashtags for easy tracking in your tickler file and transparency into what the District Attorney’s office is up to. Please feel free to add to this evolving list.

#fakeracism
#fakemassincareration
#suspendedlicense
#selectiveprosecution
#judicialattack 
#improperchannels
#expartecommunications
#ethicallybankrupt
#campaignculture
#ethicsviolation
#nondisclosurehushmoney
#firedstaff
#departedstaff
#stophelpforschoolsubstanceabuse
#publicrecordslaw
#LALaw
#whistleblower
#deathrowinmates
#embezzlementCWOF
#backpackbandaids
#dangerousnesshearings
#forcedplea
#RhetoricNotReform
#DAdeclinedtobeinterviewed
#unavailableforcomment
#refusedtoanswer
#declinedtocomment
#fakedrugtaskforceentrapment
#fakeracialdisparities
#sanctionedheroin
#portugaldrugfarce
#fakeforeignstudies
#taxpayerfundedfreedrugs
#haybales
#Williamsrapecases
#messingwiththedemocraticprocess
#wronghand
#wrongway
#selmabridgepander
#campaignviolations
#creditcarddebt
#propertytaxes
#7totaltrials
#ineffecivecounsel

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  LegalEagle
9 days ago

Mental Illness.

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  juicylucy
9 days ago

Gaslighters often deny what they have been caught doing. Good strategy, though. It worked for Gaslighter in Chief Donald Trump..

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Aerin
9 days ago

To a point yes. But now he is self isolating at Mara Largo with his thumb up his ass contemplating his next scam (or insurrection) which ever comes first.

Your Insurrection
Your Insurrection
Reply to  Fizzlehead
9 days ago

The Texas dems are insurrecting.

The school committee
The school committee
9 days ago

Mayor please go to Stockbridge and take a photo of the busiest street in the Befkshires.Begging you to angle park,then bike path then a single lane…..its a successful formula

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
9 days ago

Summertime, you can walk through downtown Stockbridge much faster than driving.

A better option, for north/south travel, is to use Rt 183 to the west. Use backroads/sidestreets when you get to Gt Barrington too. To the east, cut through Tyringham to avoid both Stockbridge and Gt Barrington

For east/west travel use backroads: in Lee W Park street/Devon Rd and in Stockbridge Rattlesnake Mt rd from Devon to Rt 183

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Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

I usually go right over it in a balloon. That’s right. That is me you see every few days during the summer sailing high on the wind.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Annulgas
9 days ago

It must be tough with all the thunderstorms and when the wind is not blowing right way.

I thought you were the carrion in one of the raptors talons I’ve seen. Got dropped off as a poop.

Your Insurrection
Your Insurrection
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

It isn’t the wind that gets him high.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

Actually I have an eight foot metal rod that projects from my basket. It is INTENDED to attract the lightning. The pole is wired to a AC/DC converter and allows me to make and enjoy popcorn as I soar lazily over the countryside. It does sometimes come with quite a jolt but that is part of the thrill.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Annulgas
8 days ago

With all the hot air you produce, it doesn’t surprise me.

J2S
J2S
9 days ago

Great question asked of Thom Smith in his Nature Column in the B.E. on the endangered in nature.

READER QUESTIONS
Q: Every once and a while, I read or hear of a plant or animal in danger of losing ground or something like that. How many are there in Massachusetts that are in danger?
— E. McD., North Adams

A: You are probably referring to animals and plants being listed through the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA) as Special Concern, Threatened, or Endangered. A species that show signs of decreasing may be listed as Special Concern. If it continues to decline and is considered rare, it may then be given the title Threatened. If it continues to decrease, it will be regarded as Endangered.
Last year was the 30th anniversary of the signing of this endangered act by then-Gov. Michael Dukakis on Dec. 27, 1990, at the State House in Boston.
Since January 2020, there are 432 native plant and animal species that are protected under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act that includes endangered (E); threatened (T) and special concern (SC):
Plants (E 53: T 66; SC 40) total 259 species

Mammals (E 11; T 0; SC 3) total 14 species
Birds (E 9; T 7; SC 14) total 30 species
Reptiles (E 8;T 5; SC 3) total 16 species

Amphibians (E 0; T 2; SC 2) total 4 species
Fishes (E 4; T 2; SC 4) total 10 species
Invertebrates (E 32;T 25; SC 42) total 99 species
Together, we face a demanding future with 217 endangered, 107 threatened 108, and special concern plant and animal species, for a total of 432 species that need
particular attention.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  J2S
9 days ago

Which ones live at Springside?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lenny
9 days ago

The bums for sure. They are an endangered species, and have been displaced from their native habitats in eastern Massachusetts, by democrats.

Wait, wouldn’t that make them an introduced invasive species?

Just like the prolific gang members and drug dealers?

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Deville
Deville
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

Their is probably a threshold the “needy” brought here in order to create the “need” for the medical programs and treatment, because the friends ALREADY own the medical buildings and the stipends are what’s up yo.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Deville
8 days ago

Corner office thrives on money they get from section 8 immigrants

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  Lenny
9 days ago

Big foot lived in Spring side but he got tired of stepping in bum feces so he left.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
9 days ago

Or Feces Face

Giuseppe Vote
Giuseppe Vote
Reply to  danvalenti
8 days ago

Dan,remember The ‘Slide’ ?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
9 days ago

They missed truly conservative elected Massachusetts officials from the list, are they extinct?

Shhhhh
Shhhhh
9 days ago

I wonder if this whole bike/park fiasco is why the city’s parks dept superintendent suddenly quit at the beginning of summer. Would love to hear what he knows.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Shhhhh
9 days ago

Maybe signed a Non-disclosure like most other city employees

Thomas Betit
Thomas Betit
9 days ago

Judge Yrable is the last western Massachusetts judge with integrity, it seems unfortunately judge Tyne has been intimidated by the Dawley ( her boss) Harrington tag team with threat of losing her well deserved seat on the bench.
Explanation- friday june 11th she allowed a continuance in a bench trial defendant BM waited in BCHC 8 MONTHS for a ” speedy trial” to allow Harringtons office to rehearse only witness/ victims testimony- as the victim coukd.t remember what story she and PPD Halis devised to protect yet another crooked cop from being added to Brady list.

Equal blame for the travesty of justice goes out to Commitee for Public Council Services new lead attorney Kristine Grubs, truly a public pretenders pretender that failed to request a dismissal as commonwealth was unprepared after 8 months.

Courts in western Massachusetts are merely theaters to appease the peasant citizenship.

Wonder hae many campaign donations ( bribes) Harrington received from Janz friends and family. A well know practice in District attorneys office since the Lenox Seven Travisty.

Good on judge Vrabel, for not comprising his integrity. Truly a courageous man.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Thomas Betit
8 days ago

Mr. Betit, you have threatened law enforcement and court personnel and were held without bail because of it.

No one cares to read your idiotic screeds.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
9 days ago

The state and federal legislative redistricting data showed that Berkshire County lost 4.8% of its population from one decade ago. The Berkshire delegates to Beacon Hill will have larger legislative districts after the 2022 state elections. PAC Man Richie Neal will represent both Western and a larger portion of Central Massachusetts after the legislative redistricting and the 2022 federal elections. Remember Smitty Pignatelli’s op-ed in the Berkshire Eagle where he wrote about Berkshire County’s drastic losses of population and living wage jobs – an ever diminishing tax base, which is compounded by ever higher state and local taxes? I still do not understand why Smitty didn’t hold up a proverbial mirror to look at himself as a failed career politician that contributed to all of this long term economic loss in the beautiful but economically distressed and unequal Berkshires. Perhaps the 2022 redistricting map will put Smitty’s legislative district out in Hampden County, which would be a blessing to the people in the beautiful Berkshires that he has done disservices to for nearly 2 decades on Beacon Hill.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
9 days ago

I have been noticing all the mayors street garbage had washed up upon the storm drain grates over the last month. I thought to myself, self I says, do you think someone from the city will notice and clean them off before we have flash flooding and the water has no where to go and the streets will flood like crazy? And then they did.

So it seems the taxpayers may need to bypass the mayor to get some of these basic things that normal city’s do done. Can we get some boy scouts or girl scouts or Greenagers or juveniles on detention to help us out until we get a new mayor?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

Pick up the garbage and place it on city hall’s doorstep (or Tyer’s lawn).

That might get the point across

Greenagers
Greenagers
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

Sad about the recent loss of attorney Conklin.

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
9 days ago

The stock market would like to give personal thanks to all the anti-vaxers. There is a big shutdown a comin and it is gonna hurt everyone. But..

thanks agin for all you have done to help the sitiation

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

Energy prices are up > 50% since Biden’s handlers took control. Ready for $8/gallon gasoline and $10/lb low grade hamberger?

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Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

You are an expert at taking a point and going 90 degrees sideways from it. The Fox news media team would be so proud of you.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
9 days ago

I’m not so talented in liberal drivel like yourself. You might have a future at CNN

hooboy
hooboy
Reply to  Fizzlehead
9 days ago

You expect high school thinking skills from a guy like Mad Trapper who doesn’t even have 6th-grade spelling skills? C’mon!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  hooboy
9 days ago

What have you published?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  hooboy
9 days ago

C’mon, a DEM-entia Joe talking point.

Feeling a little , senile lately?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  hooboy
9 days ago

Why did you hyphenate 6th grade, Jethro?

hooboy
hooboy
Reply to  danvalenti
8 days ago

Why thanks, guys. Jethro was the smartest of the lot — Master’s degree in Philosophy.

TrapAss
TrapAss
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

Look it up, genius.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  TrapAss
8 days ago

Here you go “Oxford” graduate!

“He drove the Clampett family to their new home in California and stayed on with them to further his education. The whole family boasts of Jethro’s “sixth grade education” but nevertheless feels he is a bit of an idiot. Jethro is simply naive in the first season of the show but becomes incredibly ignorant and pompous as the series progresses. He often shows off his cyphering abilities with multiplication and “go-zin-ta’s,” as in “five gozinta five one times, five gozinta ten two times,” etc. The tallest student in his class in the town of Oxford (so named because “that’s where the oxen used to ford the creek”) because of his age, he is often impressing others that he graduated “top of his class at Oxford.”

hooboy
hooboy
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

“I dun grajiated Mad Trapper High School, Miss Jane. Thats’ where Mr Trapper larned me to reed, right ‘n spel. He gots 3 degrees and larns peeple reel good.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  hooboy
8 days ago

I’ve taught at colleges that would not accept You, for more years, than you were ever in school.

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The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

Gas is down,lumber is down….COVID is up

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
9 days ago

TSC I think you are reading from the wrong prompter, you and your aliases/friends can’t tell gas prices are up since Jan 2020? And lumber as well? Do you realize places can’t find help because of the idiotic extensions of increased unemployment and can’t be evicted policies? I think you need a one way ticket to Cuba where everyone is equal and equitable

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
9 days ago

Explain TSC.

Gas lumber way up

Covid up, more dying from the jab than those without.

TrapAss
TrapAss
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 days ago

99% of new covid deaths are among the unvaccinated. 95% of new covid hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. Vaccination prevents covid. Vaccination does not cause covid.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  TrapAss
9 days ago

Back it up some references.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  TrapAss
8 days ago

False news AzzHo

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/wayne-root-not-anti-vax-pro-vax-experimental-covid-shot-killing-people-dont-americans-right-know/

“Let me repeat, according to the CDC-linked VAERS system Americans are dying faster from the Covid shot than from Covid. And the media doesn’t care?
Don’t Americans, or all human beings, have a right to know these numbers before deciding whether to take the shot?
Why is this story being blacked out? You’d think these facts were on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Even more remarkable is the complete fabrication told by the CDC over the past few days. They claim everyone getting Covid is unvaccinated. It’s such an absurd lie, Pinocchio would blush. More on that in my next column.”

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago

They never thanked the taxpayers for the prior bailout they received, the one they used to also handover millions in bonuses during the financial crisis. It is a hollow thank you.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Pointstoponder
9 days ago
North Street Junkie
North Street Junkie
9 days ago

https://www.iberkshires.com/story/65433/City-of-Pittsfield-presents-Bicycle-Facilities-Master-Plan.html

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City of Pittsfield has completed its Bicycle Facilities Master Plan, which aims to establish a safe, comfortable and connected bicycle network throughout the city that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

A final presentation of the plan will be shared via a presentation on Zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 19.

A link to the plan through the project website is available on the homepage of the city’s website, http://www.cityofpittsfield.org, under “Hot Topics.”

“This project has resulted in the identification of short-term and long-term improvements that will link the city’s neighborhoods and downtown, as well as needed accessory infrastructure, such as storage and maintenance,” said City Planner CJ Hoss. “While the project included two formal public meetings, the development of this master plan also included stakeholder meetings, input from a community survey this past spring, as well as updates through an interactive mapping tool on the project website.”

The Bicycle Facilities Master Plan provides the city with a long-term citywide vision for a bicycle network and grow beyond a ‘one-street-at-a-time’ planning approach, Hoss said. The city retained Kittleson and Associations, Inc., a nationally renowned transportation focused consulting firm, to lead this project.

The plan was built around the following project goals and objectives:

Develop a citywide plan based on transportation, land use, and demographic factors;
Prioritize plan recommendations for full-scale build out over time;
Recommend bicycle facility types for preferred and alternative routes in the network; and
Identify complementary bicycle facilities such as bicycle racks, maintenance stations, and bike-share stations.

Beginning in the early 2000s, the city started to design and implement bicycle facilities with the redesign of North Street to include sharrows (a shared lane marking) and dedicated bike lanes.

This effort was followed by the reconstruction of Elm Street with dedicated bike lanes and sharrows. More recently, the city has adopted a Complete Streets policy, is commencing a Tyler Street Streetscape construction project which will add bicycle facilities, and is currently making improvements to North Street to implement a continuous dedicated downtown buffered bike lane with educational signage and materials.

Those wishing to participate may do so via Zoom. The meeting ID is 83323710276 or https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83323710276. The meeting will also be broadcast via PCTV.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  North Street Junkie
9 days ago

It “aims to establish”. I love that phrase. Covers their ass if six people are run over this month.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  North Street Junkie
9 days ago

Put on your mud boots for this one, the manure they will spread will be knee deep.

“The city retained Kittleson and Associations, Inc., a nationally renowned transportation focused consulting firm, to lead this project.”

How are they “connected” to some politicians in city hall, and what was the graft paid?

“More recently, the city has adopted a Complete Streets policy, is commencing a Tyler Street Streetscape construction project which will add bicycle facilities, and is currently making improvements to North Street to implement a continuous dedicated downtown buffered bike lane with educational signage and materials.”

Yes, they made North Street a cluster*@#$!!! Can they make it even worse? I bet the morons can/will!!! If they screw up Tyler street also, then traffic through Pittsfield will be so congested no new business would want to locate here.

“This project has resulted in the identification of short-term and long-term improvements that will link the city’s neighborhoods and downtown, as well as needed accessory infrastructure, such as storage and maintenance,” said City Planner CJ Hoss. “While the project included two formal public meetings, the development of this master plan also included stakeholder meetings, input from a community survey this past spring, as well as updates through an interactive mapping tool on the project website.”

City Planner Boss Hog/Hoss, the people learned of this through the grapevine and The Planet, not by your shady clandestine meetings

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Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  North Street Junkie
9 days ago

Again, I have to wonder who did the community survey go to? Did they just send it out to members of the NEMBA Facebook page? Did it go out to neighborhoods that won’t really be affected by these changes? Something just feels very “off” about all of this.

North Street Junkie
North Street Junkie
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
9 days ago

I think the same people that sent out the museum survey about their “reimagining” found that same select few people to send their survey to about the bike stuff.

It’s called a target market.

Izit Legit
Izit Legit
Reply to  North Street Junkie
9 days ago

Cannot understand the bike specialist master planner nor his presentation,sorry¿ AND there is no is no Buffer on any roadway,no such thing.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
9 days ago

DD,
I haven’t seen anything on if this survey actually went out . I’m beginning to think it was a bs statement to make it look like they wanted input from the communities they said they wanted input from.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  J2S
8 days ago

Sadly, I think you may be right.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  North Street Junkie
9 days ago

I won’t download “Zoom” crap on my PC to watch buffoons puff off.

Can someone give us a play by play?

Like baseball 1930s…..

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

I tried to watch it on PCTV. It played ok but my eyes just started to glaze over during the slide presentation. What I took from it (didn’t watch the whole thing) was that North St is just the beginning. Eventually, they envision other areas of the city, like Elm St & Tyler St, connecting to the North St bike routes.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  North Street Junkie
9 days ago

Curious what the master plan means by ” identify by demographics”.
Which socioeconomic group does that refer to, the mostly lo income locals, whi would really benefit from usable, well maintained bike lanes, or does it refer to the algorithms, the data generated by out of towners to justify colonizing Pittsfield with their mostly bullshit projects and development?
Make no mistake, those new apartment buildings going up on Tyler Street are the beginning of sprawl, planned sprawl.
With the Lantern and Mission being the exceptions, go figure, every single business on North Street either wants to leave or is talking about leaving.
Familiar Trees, the independent bookstore, couldn’t get out of here fast enough after the murder of the street from their shop. I think they made it a full 11 months before they beat feet.
Blockbusting is a real thing and we’re seeing it happening right here on North Street.
Putting the re-entry program for drug addicted mentally ill juvenile criminals directly behind Dotty’s for example.
Allowing human feces and used uncapped needles, and the people responsible, to live behind the dumpsters behind Dottie’s. Although now that Milltown has taken over Mission that problem miraculously fixed itself.
And check this one out: the homeless who used to congregate at the bus stop in front of 510 now congregating on the benches on the corner of North and Maplewood and in the middle of the month, well past the day that checks come, they all have full packs of store-bought cigarettes. Huh??? This is on a good day they got rollies on most days they’re asking you if you can spare a cigarette crowd.
Deliberately devalue a property and a neighborhood to displace the people currently living there so that you can bring in new tenants at higher rent.
We are under siege and nobody’s paying attention.

Behind a screen
Behind a screen
Reply to  danvalenti
9 days ago

What do we do though?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Outfox
8 days ago

Boy, the leaders who claim we need more affordable housing let that go out the window pretty quickly with these developers. Market Rate is the word they use for affordable. They aren’t pouring in millions to build new structures to rent for those living paycheck to paycheck.

Century 21
Century 21
Reply to  J2S
8 days ago

Market rate is not affordable housing.
Market rate means there are no restrictions on the rent or cost.
Affordable housing means the cost is less than 30% of a persons income OR at 80% of the market rate housing.

pointstoponder
pointstoponder
Reply to  J2S
8 days ago

And the mayor is giving them all kinds of taxpayer supported funding. If you are a millionare, and don’t really need the Pittsfield taxpayers help, she will force it upon you anyway. She absolutely adores millionares for some reason. Maybe they like her as well.

Magic
Magic
9 days ago

When making a right turn from North St when it’s a green light who goes first and when you can take a right, on red does one just cut across in front of bike and bus from the inside lane. I wish I could attend zoom meeting tonight

M Borel
M Borel
Reply to  Magic
9 days ago

Flip a coin. Make sure you’re wearing a seat belt

Izit Legit
Izit Legit
Reply to  Magic
9 days ago

Camp Winadu received 45 g from the state. When I drive by there all I see are out of state plates? Are these campers teenagers,or adults? Why are there twenty five-thirty cars with out of state plates doing on the property? Are they adult campers,visitors,staff?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Izit Legit
9 days ago

Is that the old YMCA camp?

Izit Legit
Izit Legit
Reply to  Mad Trapper
8 days ago

It’s the n y playground. No Covid there?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Izit Legit
9 days ago

Many of the out of state plates belong to the employees who work the summer there. The kids come from all over the country to attend the camp. Big bucks to attend camp. Stop by when it’s family weekend. Cars from all over. Some of the camp councilors come from abroad.

Izit Legit
Izit Legit
Reply to  Magic
9 days ago

I think the person that wrote the drivers book for Ma. Driving licenses is the same clown giving the bicycle master plannng presentation.

Breaking News
Breaking News
9 days ago

The dirty little secret of some local developers. They are violating wetlands, scenic mountains, and zoning bylaws.

If you are working on the mountain, and no one sees it, or you pay off the right people it doesn’t exist.

If you built your lodge too close to the road or too high, and the city knows it, but turns a blind eye, did it really happen.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
9 days ago

On the other hand, if you fix a dripping faucet in your own home without getting a permit from the city they will fine your ass.

Survey Screw
Survey Screw
Reply to  danvalenti
9 days ago

Non-conforming is a word for illegal.

Survey Screw
Survey Screw
Reply to  Breaking News
9 days ago

Buried gas tanks/ there’s protocol. 0 records on file.

pointstoponder
pointstoponder
Reply to  Survey Screw
8 days ago

Have you seen the pictures of Chernobyl 30 years after the nuclear accident? Looks like the forest has grown over many of the buildings. A sad reminder of human failure.

And, off topic, who owns that building on outer West Housatonic that has been growing over for the last 30 years. Our Gateway into Pittsfield as the mayor would say. Did someone say there was a bit of waste underneath it?
If a person owned that, say just a reglar fella now, would he be allowed to just let the place decay and look shitty or would the city make him pay his taxes or take the property? I mean this mayor is not working with two different sets of rules is she?

Jerry C
Jerry C
Reply to  pointstoponder
8 days ago

That place is a brownfield site. I think it might be owned by the city, they took it I think. They actually did quite a bit of dumping there and blamed it on the prior owner. The city put thousands of gallons of oil into that site then tried to bill the owner.

Pat
Pat
9 days ago

Thousands of illegal immigrants continue to pour into the United States on a daily basis. At this rate, after 4 years of Biden/Harris, Obama will have his dream fulfilled of the demographics of the United States completely changed forever. White people, all racists, and now even white babies as young as 4 months old, are showing signs of being racist according to Critical Race Theory, but no worries since White people will be out of the picture thanks to Obama’s dream of permanently changing this country. Obama continues to brag that Biden is completing his vision for the country and 90% of Obama’s radical followers in Biden’s administration will speed along the process.

Izit Legit
Izit Legit
Reply to  Pat
8 days ago

Well that’s the plan. To reverse Trumps exodus of illegals back to our borders. This isn’t political rocket science.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Pat
8 days ago

To reinforce your point Pat…I happened to visit a hospital nursery in Altoona, Pennsylvania just last week and almost every baby in there was using the N word. I was absolutely aghast I tell ya. Aghast I say.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Annulgas
8 days ago

An African American man was fired for blowing the whistle on Hasbro company and their claims of babies being racist so they will push CRT through their toys.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/hasbro-whistleblower-says-company-to-push-crt-through-games-training-says-6-month-olds-can-be-racist

Mung Bean
Mung Bean
8 days ago

Just remember they sacrificed the entire cities safety for some imaginary bicyclists. On any give day over the last 30 or so years, I’ve seen the boom box chopper bike guy, some kids, and some fixie adult adolescents bike on north street. None of them with any real purpose except to be seen. Out of all of them the kids seem to have the most need and they still, smartly, ride on the sidewalk. Most also avoid north street like the plague.

CMB Medical Building
CMB Medical Building
8 days ago

“We’re ready to roll, just waiting for funding,” said Gina Armstrong with the Pittsfield Health Department. Overdose deaths rose 44% last year in Berkshire County

The 44% were imported, which is not the same data as “rose 44%”, word.

https://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2021/07/20/massachusetts-opioid-settlement-funds

Lenny
Lenny
8 days ago

Good news – Kathy Yon & Allison McGee are not running for reelection to the School Committee per iberkshires article. Hallelujah!

Hoe Chee Men
Hoe Chee Men
Reply to  Lenny
8 days ago

Yon probably worse chairman and member ever.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
8 days ago

Hello Patrick Fennell,

I get very upset with Smitty Pignatelli’s public record in Boston. He voted for two State House Speakers (Tom Finneran and Sal DiMasi) who later became two convicted Felons. He always voted against Sunshine Laws that would have opened up Beacon Hill’s corrupt sausage making to the public.  He voted himself huge legislative pay raises and perks that cost state taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. He wrote op-eds supporting the corrupt EPA and GE’s settlement that would put a toxic waste dump in Lee (Massachusetts) against the wishes of his constituents. He wrote op-eds about Berkshire County’s “perpetual economic downturn” due to decades-long population and job loss, ever higher state and local taxes, the lack of affordable housing for the local working class families, and so on, without accounting for his nearly 2 decades as a failed career politician in Boston. He says that he supports Governor Charlie Baker’s affordable housing program for the Commonwealth’s 26 Gateway Communities (including Pittsfield), but he doesn’t account for Charlie Baker’s lofty proposals coming before the 2022 state election cycle. He doesn’t account for the fact that big government politicians always say they are for the working class families’ needs for affordable housing, affordable healthcare, quality public education, infrastructure, living wage jobs, pension plans, and so on, but in the end, the big government politicians only take care of themselves and their wealthy campaign donors on K Street and the like. The only two things that grow in our country’s economy are the top 1 percent of wealthy households and the huge underclass who cannot make it into the middle class on either a short term or long term basis. We live in the land of CLASS WARFARE where the ruling and corporate elites only do disservices against the masses. Smitty Pignatelli is no different than the rest of the elites in big government and big business.

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

M Borel
M Borel
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
8 days ago

Ask yourself a question J. Why do voters keep electing Mr. Pignatelli if he is so disingenuous,in your opinion?

Hoe Chee Men
Hoe Chee Men
Reply to  M Borel
8 days ago

PeDegree?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  M Borel
8 days ago

He definitely has it out for Smitty. Like he is the only politician around here now and before who hasn’t pleased everyone.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  M Borel
8 days ago

Voters are stupid.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  M Borel
8 days ago

Haven’t lived in these blue parts very long have you….gob and daddy’s coattails got him elected

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
8 days ago

Number of covid infected , previously “vaccinated”, D-Texas legislators is up to six now.

Given her past record, I was pretty sure Kamala was the “super spreader”.

Turns out it was a pair of the wicked witch of the west, Pelousey, flying monkeys (also vaccinated).

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/super-spreader-pelosi-aide-white-house-official-welcomed-texas-democrats-capitol-test-positive-covid-19/

“A White House official and a staff member for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have both tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the same reception last week, officials confirmed to Axios.

Why it matters: While both individuals are vaccinated and mildly symptomatic, they illustrate how Americans inoculated against the coronavirus can still contract and, potentially, unknowingly transmit the virus — even at the highest levels of the nation’s government.

  • “We know that there will be breakthrough cases, but as this instance shows, cases in vaccinated individuals are typically mild,” a White House official told Axios.
  • Driving the news: The Pelosi staffer helped usher a delegation of Democratic Texas lawmakers around the Capitol last week. Six of those lawmakers, who flew to Washington to block the Texas legislature from changing the state’s voting laws, have since tested positive.
  • Both that staffer and the White House official were at the same rooftop reception at the Hotel Eaton last Wednesday night.
  • The White House official has not had any recent direct contact with President Biden. The Pelosi aide did not have any contact with the speaker since that person’s exposure.

Imagine the media firestorm if Republican lawmakers flew to DC and spread Covid around the Capitol.”

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
8 days ago

Just watched as a young man pulled up to the door at Tito’s on Depot Street and proceeded to help an elderly woman (possibly his grandmother) out of his car and attempted to help her into the restaurant. He no sooner got this woman out of the car and low and behold, who shows up but Mayor Tyer’s Dynamic and Vibrant Parking Police, telling the young man to move his car immediately. What more can this highly paid transparent Mayor do to ruin business on North Street? This action really made me sick to my stomach. Meanwhile, I glanced over at the empty Depot and Columbus Avenue parking lots. Way to go Mayor!!

Manny Detractor
Manny Detractor
Reply to  Merry & Bright
8 days ago

Despicable!

Manny Detractor
Manny Detractor
Reply to  Merry & Bright
8 days ago

And how long and what the hell is going on at Dan Casey and Wahconah Park every time it rains. Get it fixed Mayor.

Hefty Bazos
Hefty Bazos
Reply to  danvalenti
8 days ago

McGillis was a class gentleman Dan. Unlike the Stooge at PCTV. Who couldn’t find class if it hit him in the…..behind. Just sayin

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
8 days ago

Dan, I posted on this a few months ago.

mASS Dot says they can’t do the work because of the powerlines, crossing the road, which run following the railroad tracks.

Now the mASSholes at DOT, did a full rebuild on that bridge, about 40 years ago. Did they miss something? How was it done back then? Holmes Rd was closed quite a while.

Current “mantra” at DOT is our “rebuilt” bridges are good for 100 years.

I say bridges built 100 years ago, lasted 100 years.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Manny Detractor
8 days ago

I believe years ago, maybe 15-20, they tried to do something about the Wahconah Park parking lot, but then city councilor Joe Guzzo, killed it.

I’m not sure if it was the Aging Greek God Pete Arlos or Dan, himself, but one of the two coined the phrase “Lake Guzzo,” every time it flooded out. One year was especially tough for the HS parents who attended their kids games there. It flooded regularly.

Good ole Pittsfield politics. But hey, at least Pittsfield is vibrant, dynamic, and now inclusive.

Should Linda Tyer add the phrase “reclusive,” to the mix. She certainly has been MIA lately.

Last edited 8 days ago by Markus Aurelius
J2S
J2S
Reply to  Merry & Bright
8 days ago

Wow! That is so disgusting! Lack of compassion . Would they treat their own family like that?

Hefty Bazos
Hefty Bazos
Reply to  danvalenti
8 days ago

Luv the Planet…

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
8 days ago

If Americans can be jailed for lying to officials/congress, why can’t officials/congress critters be jailed for lying to Americans?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/fireworks-senator-rand-paul-rips-arrogant-fauci-will-responsibility-funded-lab-including-video/

“There will be responsibility for those who funded the lab, including yourself.” Rand Paul said.
“I totally resent the lie that you are now propagating, Senator.” Fauci retorted.

VIDEO:

Things just got tense between Senator @RandPaul and Dr. Fauci.

PAUL: “There will be responsibility for those who funded the lab, including yourself.”

FAUCI: “I totally resent the lie that you are now propagating, Senator.” pic.twitter.com/RZq3ESb9xM

Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 20, 2021

As The Gateway Pundit has reported since early 2020, the Wuhan lab was likely the source of the coronavirus outbreak and Dr. Fauci was funding the lab for years.
Dr. Fauci refuted the claims under oath despite the fact that there are documents that prove the US was funding the Wuhan lab under his direction.

kltpzyxm
kltpzyxm
8 days ago

On last night’s show Sean Hannity called for his viewers to take COVID seriously and get vaccinated. Kudos to him for doing the right thing. I guess it’s true that he wants to be Trump’s running mate in 2024.

Hefty Bazos
Hefty Bazos
Reply to  kltpzyxm
8 days ago

The Planet is the best site in the United States.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  kltpzyxm
8 days ago

That would be a great combination actually….Trump and Hannity, both common sense people. Most Republicans are vaccinated. It’s African Americans and Hispanic people who are behind in getting these free vaccines.

kltpzyxm
kltpzyxm
Reply to  Pat
8 days ago

I’m very happy to see that you support vaccination as a way to combat the pandemic. I wish more contributors to this site would follow your lead. This would reduce the amount of misinformation circulating about the pandemic.

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  kltpzyxm
8 days ago

For a highly educated person you say some pretty dumb stuff.